2020 is coming to an end so it’s time to look at what new phones will be arriving next year. For 2021, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 will be among the most exciting so here’s what we know about it so far.
Folding phones aren’t the norm just yet but can Samsung take us a step closer with a new Z Fold? It’s certainly looks like a step in the right direction with rumours of an improved design and an under display camera.
When is the Galaxy Z Fold 3 release date?
The Galaxy Z Fold 2 (pictured) hasn’t been around for long so there’s a long wait for the next model. There are no rumours for a launch yet but we can take a pretty good educated guess.
Samsung has used September Unpacked events to announce the previous Fold models so it would seem logical for it to stick to this 12-month release cycle. Mark September 2021 on your calendar until further notice.
We’ll be getting other Samsung phones before this, such as the Galaxy S21 range and maybe the Z Flip 2. There are also rumours of a Z Fold S and Z Fold Scroll.
What is the Galaxy Z Fold 3 price?
Although the Z Fold 3 is still a way off, there are rumours about the price. Mauri QHD, a leaker with a good track record, says that it will cost the same as the Z Fold 2.
He does say to take it with a pinch of salt at this stage, but it would put the Galaxy Z Fold 3 price at around £1,800 or $2,000.
What are the Galaxy Z Fold 3 specs
Considering the huge jump in innovation between the first two Fold models, don’t go expecting the same again. Samsung managed to fix a number of elements including the silly small 4.6in front screen and improved the mechanical workings. Read our Samsung Galaxy Z Fold review.
The Fold 3 will likely be more subtle improvements and refinements.
During its Samsung 2020 Investor Forum, the firm talked about how it is working on launching a thinner and lighter foldable device. This, we assume is the Fold 3, and is good news considering that folding phones with this sort of design have been chonky boys so far – the Z Fold 2 isn’t far off 300g, for example.
There are also some decent rumours about some key specs. The first being that an under-screen camera will be used for the selfie camera.
“It is heard that Samsung Electronics is designing a display that has wider pixel spacing in the area where UDC will be placed in order to secure opening ratio and so that there will not be an issue with taking pictures.” reports 9to5Google.
This would take better pictures as well as solve the awkward placement of the camera on the Z Fold 2. That’s if you don’t simply use the main cameras on the back of the phone along with the outer display.
We can expect small upgrades here and there, likely to those outer cameras, a new processor and Samsung likes to introduce new colours with a new generation.
As more rumours and news emerge, we’ll update this article to let you know.
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